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COMPETITION: Geek Is Chic Release Party Day 1
PRIZE: Geek is Chic Sample Pack
theelfqueen said...
This is SUCH a freaking cute line!! My favorite paper is the Cafeteria one! Those lines and dots are so bright and cheery!

COMPETITION: Geek is Chic Release Party Day 2
PRIZE: Geek is Chic Sample Pack
Ashley Nguyen Newell said...
Super cute projects from everyone! I love the Class Act Icon die cuts!

COMPETITION: Geek Is Chic Release Party Day 3
PRIZE: Geek is Chic Sample Pack
Sammibug said...
Wow, the team outdid themselves, today! Awesome projects! Love them all! My favorite snag em stamp in the milk carton! Very versatile and so cute! lunalayercakemall (at) yahoo (dot) com

COMPEITITION: Geek is Chic Release Party Day 4
PRIZE: Geek is Chic Sample Pack
Julie Koets said...
I love seeing how these wonderfully themed papers can be adapted into things that aren't necessarily school related. Love the versatility!

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i Space with Marielle

Hello everyone, Marielle here and today it's my turn to share my creative space. As you will see it's not a pretty space but it is an organized one  . My "room" is in a corner of our unfinished basement and I dream of someday having a magazine worthy room and  it will be very girly, as I live in a house full of guys ! 

I used to keep my scrapbooking supplies in large Rubbermaid bins and I could never find anything  ,so one day after a visit to the hardware store, I put up this large peg board and organized a lot of my supplies.  Now it's so much easier to keep track of all of my supplies. My hubby asked me when the grand opening of my store was when he saw this !!

A few month's later , I put up a smaller peg board to organize my ever growing alpha collection.

I keep my Snag 'em stamps by collection on album rings on these pegs.

Ribbons are kept tidy on this re-purposed wire spice rack.

I keep all of my Imaginisce supplies together in this small paper cabinet, each shelf  holds a collection.

As I run out of room in the small cabinet, I place older collection in large Ziplock bags .

I got these wood cabinets at a hardware store ( I even put them together all by myself !!)

I keep cardstock,patterned paper (by manufacturer) ,albums and lots and lots of finished layouts that are waiting to be put into album !! The other cabinet holds boxed cards,wrapping supplies etc.

I bought an old desk at a garage sale and use it to scrap on. I keep my awesome Imaginisce tools in the first drawer.

The second drawer holds all of my i Rock bling ,stencils and my new
mini iron.

I use a lipstick organizer to hold my Glam Rock bottles.

Like many scrappers I keep my buttons by colors in small jars.

This island is a new addition  to my kitchen and I LOVE it. Every time I get a parcel from Imaginisce , I rip it open and spread everything out on this large surface !! I'm really like a kid at Christmas when that 
Fed Ex guy comes to my door !!!

Well,that's it for me today, thanks for stopping by the Imaginisce blog. I hope you've enjoyed viewing my scrap space, I had fun sharing it with you .I have a few more photos to share on my blog and  a great giveaway too :)

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Glue Gun Glow

Good Morning Imaginisce fans, Lydia here with a neat idea for your fireplace mantel or table, I was inspired by an idea that I saw on Pinterest and was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was. I first got a mason jar out of the cupboard and washed it, {although any kind of glass would work} then I wrote the word I wanted on a scrap piece of paper and placed it inside the jar.

 Then turn on you i-bond, you want it to be nice and hot so the glue flows easily, and then glue\trace the word right onto the jar. The great thing about this is that if you mess up it is no big deal, while the glue is fresh it is easy to peel off.

Next find a left over paper towel roll and place your jar on it, this makes it easier to spray paint without getting it all over your hands. Choose a spray paint color and spray evenly around the jar. 

Here is the end result and when I place a candle in it, it glows like an old fashion christmas light. Perfect for my holiday table.

I'm gonna give this a try with white for winter too! I'm thinking words like Joy and Peace!! So many possibilities! Thanks for stopping by

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Geek is Chic Release Party - Day 4

School's Out!!!
Well almost, as we come to the last day of our Geek is Chic Release Party!
We've had a wonderful time showing you all the fun projects you can whip up using our latest collection and from all the terrific comments you have left us, it seems as though everyone has enjoyed the week of inspiration.
A+ all round!

However, before the final bell rings, we need to wrap up with our last day of creations, so grab a glass of milk and an apple and sit back to enjoy one final round of projects from our design team!

Isn't this just the yummiest card from Courtney!

Courtney has created this clever card and in case you are wondering how she made the fabulous books... she used the Cricut Cartridge 'Wrap It Up'.

Rhonda has used the alternate sides to the Geek is Chic school theme papers and created this adorable layout about the love of her boys and their dad... too sweet!

Another fun layout from Rhonda and just look at those little brad daddies covered in the ruler paper... too cute!

This little man manages to put a smile on his mum's face at just the right time... such a gorgeous photo that just had to be scrapped!

Another little book worm... it's so nice to be able to scrap the little moments in a child's life... like the love of books and learning to read at five.

Sophia has made this gorgeous card and envelope set with the sweetest butterflies punched from the Geek is Chic ruler paper... we love it!

How is this for a fun way to jazz up a plain old pencil tin... add layers and layers of different paper strips!

Liz Qualman

Liz has created this fabulous apple mini album to document school days for her daughter.

Such a studious little gal with such a cute smile!

A school notebook doesn't have to be plain and boring, Liz has totally revamped this little book to make it something worth showing! We love it!

Melinda's has given herself a blister by sharpening an entire row of pencils to create a fun element to this layout of her son's year at kinder.

And how about an apple for the teacher... Melinda has filled a clear container with Jaffas and dressed it up to look like an apple. She has even used her Cricut to cut out the leaves and stem. Yummy!

So there you have it! A week of projects from our design team to show-case our Geek is Chic collection.
So who would love to win their very own sample pack of this latest new product?
All you have to do is tell us what inspiration you've gained from this week's projects and what you would love to make using the Geek is Chic range?

Winner will be announced at the end of the week!

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Geek is Chic Release Party - Day 3

Have your ever stopped to think about your children going off to school... we nurture them so much before sending them off into the big wide world and then never really get to see what they do for the time they are away gaining their education. I would love to have video footage of my children at school, but that's not really the done thing, however I'm very fortunate as our school principal is a photo-maniac and has the camera out most days. At the end of the year we recieve a disc full of wonderful photos of school life, sitting at their desks, eating their lunch, playing outside, art activities, sports, excursions, making cubby houses, digging in the vegetable garden. Priceless memories that I'm truly grateful to have. So sometimes its nice to be able to say thankyou to a teacher for going that extra step in making our child's school days special and memorable. What better way than present that special teacher with a gift to say thanks!

Shemaine Smith

By using the black and white photo of her son's graduation day, Shemaine has really kept the photo as the main focus whilst allowing the colours to really pop right off the page.

A very sweet double page layout of Shemaine's daughter learning the art of reading... clever girl!

Erin Bassett

How good does the teal background look on Erin's back to school layout. Compliments the die-cut title perfectly!

Who says pennants are just for waving... this pennant card is such a super cute idea!

Erin is our resident doily fan and she loves to use them as often as she can... this card is no exception as the doily has been misted in a metalic brown finish to tie in with the 'U Rule' Snag 'Em Stamp, and how cute is that little bell tied on with the Baker's Twine.

A totally wonderful idea... revamping a an old pencil box!

Frances Sylvia

Frances has created this wonderful layout about the transition from one school to another, definitely a hard time in any child's life but certainly a moment to capture and remember!

Such an adorable layout of three little people heading back to school!

Penny Smith

Penny has used lots of white space to draw focus to all the right places and the photo certainly doesn't get lost, its a wonderful image of her boys heading back to school.

Another great use of space and how adorable is that 'confetti - all over the page punch'.

Another day of inspiration and wonderful projects using the new Geek is Chic collection. So now that you have ideas floating around you are going to need your own product and today we are giving away yet another sample pack of Geek is Chic... who wants to win? Well all you have to do is leave a comment on today's post telling us which is your favourite Snag 'Em Stamp from the Geek is Chic collection which you can view HERE and we will choose one lucky follower to recieve their very own sample pack of Geek is Chic.

Winner will be announced at the end of the week!

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Geek is Chic Release Party - Day 2

School photos aren't the most attractive photos we have of ourselves, especially when we look back 30 odd years and see all the freckles, the lopsided pony tails in our hair, the goofy expressions, the gorgeous fashions and we wonder what our parents were thinking when they sent us to school in that red knit jump-suit that scratched all day long.
Thank goodness paper doesn't come in red-knit! Well not yet, anyway.

So, it's nice to have a collection that is full of fun school based patterns, bright colours and awesome sayings that can detract from some of the imperfections in our school photos. Today our design team are on track for another A+ with some wonderfully inspirational projects that showcase how much fun this collection really can be!

Cari Locken

Cari has made this amazing teacher's gift set which would surely send your child to the top of the class.

Such a fun idea and great way to use have your children increasing their memory skills too!

A sweet card with little pops of glamrocks in all the right places.

Sometimes its nice to scrap about the little moments in life, like your child's love of reading!

Cari has used her Cricut to cut the black alphabet border which compliments the colours perfectly!

Kim has created the most adorable and practical little booklet that allows children to practice their writing skills over and over again as each page is laminated so the pen simply wipes right off. We love it!

A fun card that would be perfect for any occasion!

Not all layout have to be about the little ones in your life, Kim has created this totally cool page about her teenage daughter, who is just going to love having these photos all over the internet!

Lydia has created this wonderful photo collage to celebrate the first day of school.

A grown-up spin on using the Geek is Chic collection as Lydia scraps about her own love of books and reading.

A perfect little back-pack tag!

Samantha Hauzer

Samantha has totally re-decorated this little homework pencil box and given it groovy facelift!

A new school year and a whole new list of school items that are well worth documenting!

Definitely an event worth capturing... grandparent's day at school.

Who is inspired by today's amazing projects? Well you are going to need your very own Geek is Chic  products to get you started on your own school creations.
How about you tell us which is your favourite set of embellishments from the Geek is Chic collection which you can view HERE and we will choose one lucky follower to recieve their very own sample pack of Geek is Chic.

Winner will be announced at the end of the week!

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Geek is Chic Release Party - Day 1

It's back to school time and what better time to release our new school collection 'Geek is Chic'.
Our warehouse has been madly shipping this fun and bright new collection to retail and on-line stores all over the country and those International orders are on their way too!

Geek is Chic is a perfect range of products to make layouts for all those school photos you have stashed away in the drawer, just waiting for the right time and we think now is as good as any! And how about a fun and heartfelt teacher's gift to make a new teacher feel welcome! The possibilities are endless and we have a whole school locker full of fabulous ideas which we will be sharing all this week from our very talented Design Team... who deserve an A+ for all their good work!

Fun layout all about the love of reading. Robyn has also used her Cricut to cut out a heart shaped and then machine stitched the edges for that extra pizazz!

Robyn has created her layout using the alternate sides to the papers which shows the versatility of the range.

Keely has created this fabulous teacher treat bag using lots of different strips and border punches to give it a such a unique look. Imagine all the yummy goodies you could pop inside!

Cristal 'Pinky' Hobbs

Lunch Box Note Set: Cristal has created this darling set of notes to pop inside her boys lunch boxes with a wonderful little message from Mum each time their tummy's rumble.

School Notebook with Chalkboard cover!

Cristal has created this adorable layout on an acrylic background and even used the 'U-rule' Snag 'Em Stamp to create a border across the bottom of the layout.

Aphra Bolyer

Aphra has made a fun layout for her eldest boy's return to school. We love the way she's added extra little touches of i-rock bling to the die-cut Geek is Chic title and the i-rock heart on the spectacles!

Any young student would be the envy of all their classmates with this totally cool school supplies box! You can visit Aphra's blog HERE to view more photos on this wonderful little project!

Tracey Taylor

Pop over to Tracey's blog HERE to view a little bit about how Tracey put this gorgeous school keepsake together and also for more inside pages!

How's this for a totally fun and safe way for your child to take their lunch money to school!
No lost property with these cool School tags! Practical and fun!

Michelle Unruh

A fun layout about getting ready for school and buying all those necessities!

We'd just like to say a big thankyou to our design team gals for sharing today's projects, they have all put in such an amazing job with each and every creation. That's why we love them so much! And we love our fans too... so of course we are going to be giving away our new Geek is Chic collection.

Leave a comment on today's post telling us your your favourite double sided paper from the Geek is Chic collection which you can view HERE and we will give one lucky follower their very own sample pack to play with.

Winner will be announced at the end of the week!

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Weekly Winners!

Prize: i-rock tool and accessories

smyiow said...
So excited for a chance to win an I Rock! I have seen some great projects with it, I would love to try some of my own!

Prize: i-rock Mini iron, iron on motifs, Little Snips
 dlwidder said...
I learned that applying the motif is quick and easy and you can use the iron for ribbons too. :-D I would love to bling up my daughter's new princess backpack. :-D

Please email us your shipping information
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Another Tool time can only mean one thing... NEW TOOLS!
Yes, we have two new CHA release tools to share with you so we called upon our video tutorial guru
'Pinky' Hobbs
to demonstrate how to use our new i-rock Mini-iron and Little Snips.

Our very stylish and compact  i-rock Mini iron that fits in the palm of your hand.

These little snips are pocket sized and can be carried around safely in your hand-bag.

Can you just imagine all the wonderful items you can add a touch of glitz and glamour using the new i-rock Mini-iron and our four new iron-on cristal motifs.

We'd love for one of our followers to own their very own collection of today's tools and accessories so leave a comment telling us what you learnt from Pinky's wonderful video and also what item would you jazz up with one of our new iron-on motifs. We can't wait to hear all the fabulous ideas.

Winner will be announced tomorrow!

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Product Spotlight - i-rock glamour + Give-Away

Welcome to another product spotlight! Today we are going to focus on the i-rock's wonderful accessories that are perfect for adding the cutest pops of glamour to any and every project.

No matter what type of project you are working on, or the colour scheme or perhaps even the theme, we are sure we have you covered with a vast array of different glamrocks and hotrocks to compliment every individual project.

For adding a touch of sparkle you could try our Hot-Rocks Glitter with over 800 rocks in the one little compact.
Six different colours and two different sizes.

Or perhaps you would like to add a touch of romance to your page with the new Glamrock Hearts that combine three different coloured hearts in the one easy to use lipgloss style container, complete with applicator to take the frustration out of picking up those little gems.

And never fear, we have the boys covered too with our Glamrocks in masculine colours including brown, blue and green. Three different gems all in the one handy little dispenser.

Design team members Aphra and Shemaine have created some gorgeous and inspirational cards which they have glammed up using their i-rock tools and accessories... wonder if you can tell us which ones they've used?

Aphra has created this beautiful Christmas card and highlighted the embossed snowflakes with white glitter hot-rocks and added a masculine blue hot-rock to the centre of the main snowflake die-cute. And don't you just love that paper bow!

Shemaine has also created a Christmas card using the new 'Santa's Little Helper' collection and added Red Hotrock Rhinestuds in both the large and small sizes. Perfect for adding dimension and focus to the Christmas die-cut.

Shemain's beautiful Seasons' Greetings card has red glamrocks scattered over the background pattern of the paper to add just a hint of dimension without overstating the overall look. And how perfect is that bow and die-cut ornament with more hints of red from the glamrocks.

We couldn't have a product spotlight without giving away some product, could we???
So today we are going to give one lucky follower the chance to win an i-rock tool and lots of fun accessories to add pizzazz to your projects! Who's in????
We'd love for you to pop over to both Aphra and Shemaine and become a follower and then head back here and tell us what is your favourite i-rock accessory.
You can view the entire collection of Glamrocks and Hotrocks HERE and for more inspiration you can also view our gallery HERE.

Winner will be announced at the end of the week.

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I-Space with Keely

Hi! I'm Keely Yowler. One of my favorite magazines, is "Where Women Create" by Stampington & Company. I love to drool over the wonderful studios where amazing artists create. Someday, someday...I'll have a studio like that. For now...I'll be content with my corner of the basement. Today, I want to share with you what makes my studio special to me.

I love my studio table. When the kids had outgrown the wooden swing set my husband had built, he used the wood to build my table. Now, I have a wonderful keepsake built with love. I love to stand when I create, so this tall table allows me to move around.

I found this wonderful cabinet of drawers at an auction. I painted it to match my studio and store lots of embellishments inside.

Jars full of old jewelry, family photos, and a vintage bodice are some of my favorite accents.

This cabinet hold my beloved Cricut, my inspiration books, and some of my favorite projects.

My Copic markers, Big Shot, and bowls of buttons rest on the lovely crocheted tablecloth.

What are your favorite things in your scrap area? What inspires you to create? I'd love to know.

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It's Never Too Early...

Hi Imaginisce Fans! It's Sam Hauzer here, with a little project to share with you all today. Now, I've had my Santa's Little Helper papers sitting out on my desk since I finished my dt projects. I was going to put them away, and then maybe make something with them when it was closer to Christmas, but then remembering the promise I made myself after last Christmas (about being more organised!), I decided to get a headstart on some little Christmas gifts. I know it's only August, but it's never too early to start getting organised!

So...I had a bit of a look around, and found this little old tin that used to hold chocolate powder...

Perfect! It's really small and cute, and I knew it would be perfect to hold a special little gift. Because it's only a small tin, all I needed to cover it was one piece of paper.

I always love the papers that have strips of different patterns, and this one was just what I needed to cover the tin. One 12 inch strip was just the right amount to go around the whole tin, so I needed one for around the bottom of the tin, a skinny strip for around the lid (which I ended up changing from the one in the pic!), and a circle that I cut from the reverse side of the paper.

I used Mod Podge to glue the paper onto the tin, and then coated the top of the papers with it too, so it is sealed and protected.

Looks pretty cute, right? If you're in a hurry, you could leave it just like this, but I wanted it to be a little bit fancier, so I attached a bit of pearl trim around the side of the tin (this was great for hiding the slightly rusty metal edge), and then I went around the top of the tin with Glossy Accents, and sprinkled Diamond Dust on top...

So then I thought it needed something on top, so I made a little satin flower, and made an I-top brad to go in the centre. And then I was happy...

And here it is, all finished and ready to go for Christmas...

Now, I think I'll be off to see if I can find some more old tins to decorate! I hope you enjoyed my post today. If you'd like to stop by MY BLOG, I have a nice little Imaginisce GIVEAWAY, just for you guys, but make sure you leave me a comment here first!

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Fit for a Princess

Hello Imaginisce fans. This past weekend, my middle daughter turned 4 years old and we had a Princess & Knight themed birthday party to celebrate.  Imaginisce has all kinds of products perfect for creating things for your little princess and I want to share with you some things I made for mine. 

You might remember this album I made a few months ago using the Enchanted line.  It was made specifically with this party in mind.  I can't wait to finally add photos to it.  For more details on the album, check out THIS POST.

(Album by Clear Scraps)

Next up is an altered canvas bag that doubles as a gift bag.

I used the i-rock tool and crown stencil to add some bling to the bag.  Some fashion flowers and ribbon  attached to a pin/badge combo made a nice little removable pin that I attached to the handle.

Last, but certainly not least, is a crown for the birthday girl and some party favours for the guests.  Imaginisce has all kinds of fun hair accessory items in the i-top line that make customizing hair accessories to your theme quick and easy. 

?Design Tip:  In lieu of using paper with the i-top to make the flower centers, I used a small fashion flower.  It is the perfect size for covering the medium twist daddies.  The fabric of the flowers is a much more durable choice for a headband.  Also, the sheer flowers allow some of the silver of the twist daddy to show through giving it a really neat effect.

So there you have it.  From albums to gift bags to hair pieces, these are just a few of the things you can make to celebrate your little (or big) princess in style.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Birthday Mini Album Fun!

Greetings to you from Rhonda Van Ginkel!

I'm so excited to share with you a little mini album that I created for our son's third birthday.

I used to feel slightly intimidated to take on a mini album, but don't ask me why! Now they are now one of my favorite projects to do. Maybe it's the sense of accomplishment, or just the personal satisfaction of creating a book of sorts.

Whatever "it" is, they are worth every creative moment spent!

This project was created using the super fun Imaginisce Birthday Bash line, my Cricut Expression and "Sweet Treats" cartridge. The base album is an MDF Cupcake Mini made by our friends at Kaisercraft. Without further delay, let me show you the sweet side of this mini!
I used my handy dandy crimper for the front page to bring the cupcake feel to life. You'll notice the little bit of silhouette cutting of my photo to draw a little attention to Woody. Some i-Rock gems and i-Top brads were the perfect extra little touches to help complete my title. Personally, I love the gems on the candle flames quite a bit too.
I used the little rocket shape and placed it on foam dots to help disguise my candles. The title banner was cut out and there is a tab for the hidden journaling pocket.
Fortunately, I was able to capture several fun pictures on this day. You can see the boys were pretty pleased that Daddy brought home some breakfast birthday cake! (Yes, he did blow out all of his candles too!) I used a few tickets to tuck behind the photo to journal on for each of the boys.
May all your wishes come true! This page is subtle, but if you look closer, you'll see I used a punch and then filled in the holes with some Ranger Enamel Accents in white. This birthday for him was all about Toy Story!

The next few pages are some of my favorites, just because it really captured his super silly side so well. He had me almost in tears that morning, it was very funny!!!

Sometimes the best fun is the simple stuff, no? After opening his gifts, what did he go and play with? he he!!! I wanted to capture all of these moments that are part of his personality as he turned 3 years old.

On my back cover, I included a photo from his big party. I chose to do a little silhouette cutting on one of his gift photos to help simulate the shape of the cupcake.

For this mini I kept the interior pages pretty basic and used texture and dimension mostly on the cover. Since this is for our son, I wanted him to be able to flip through the pages easily.

Hopefully you enjoyed the album and perhaps I've even inspired you to take on a mini album project or two! Go for it and especially dig into those fun Imaginisce products and have fun with it!!! Have a fabulous day!

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All about 3D

Hi everyone, today I get to host on the blog and I have dedicated my post to 3D projects...

You might think that Scrapbooking products are only to be used on flat image projects like layouts and cards, but that is why I wanted to show you...that they can be used for 3D projects too.

Some might think 3D projects are hard to do and time consuming, but with a little help with templates (some bought and others free on the internet), it becomes quite a fun thing to do, at least I know once I see the end result, that I really have achieved something great.

Below are a couple of projects I created using beautiful Imaginisce product, which is very versatile and be can used to make many kinds of project you dream of...

I created the Merry-Go-Round Carousel, which can be used as decorative pieces on a birthday table with a funfair theme, or they can used as place cards for each child, as the bottom base lifts open to reveal a box that can be filled with treats. 

Template can be purchased here

I created this beautiful basket filled with strawberries, that can be filled with candy or chocolates and can be given as a gift to someone special.

Template for Strawberries can be purchased here and basket here 

Here I created a 3D owl birthday card, holding a mini card in his beak, sitting on a branch with leaves, is he not the cutest little owl. It could also be used a place card for a party or thanksgiving dinner.

Template can be purchased here

Here I created a beautiful little cupcake gift box to place a bracelet for a friend's birthday. It could also be used as a treat box filled with delicious candy.

Template can be purchased here

So, there you have it, they may look hard to make, but the end result is so worth it. I really hope to see more of you trying them out. 

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Weekly Winners!

PRIZE: Santa's Little Helper Collection (Three prize packs on offer)
loving3boys1girl said...
Wow! So many great projects!! I'm definitely making the Christmas countdown frame!! Its sooooo adorable! ~Tracy blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Beth Hallgren said...
That framed poem is adorable! I need ladies like you to come up with such brilliant ideas :)

meagan said...
I love the magic reindeer food! Too much fun! Perfect idea for my little fellas! Thanks for sharing!

PRIZE: Santa's Little Helper Snag 'Em Stamp Set
Marfa said...
You know,I HAVE been thinking about Christmas already because I make my own Christmas cards and I start to make them early so that I'm not rushed. I love the layouts above. You have a very creative team.
 PRIZE: Bundle of Roly Flower Products and Petal Roller Tools
 Clare G said...
what a super spotlight - I think any of your products would be great to see! I adore all of the projects- they're just stunning.

Please email us your shipping information
no later than midnight Friday, 12th August 2011 and put
the giveaway name in the Subject Line. We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can.

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Launch of a new brand!

“Durham Brands, the maker of "imaginisce" is researching the launch of another brand!
We want your opinion on the logo and the designs of some of the products.
Ten lucky respondents will be chosen in a drawing to win a prize. Click on the link to take the survey.
Thanks for helping us stay on top of what you, our customers, like!” <>

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August PageMaps

We are very thrilled to announce that our design team were given the wonderful opporotunity to create designs for the new August PageMaps sketches designed by the extraordinarily talented Becky Fleck.

Becky's sketches are renowned within the industry and used all over the world for scrap challenges, so you never need to be stuck for inspiration again!

Here's a little sneak peek of what our talented design team created for Becky's August selection.

Erin Bassett

Cristal 'Pinky' Hobbs

Aphra Bolyer

Rhonda Van Ginkel

So if you would love to see the rest of these gorgeous designs then you will need to pop over to the PageMaps website HERE!

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Product Spotlight - Roly Flowers

Welcome to a new segment that we're excited to share with everyone!
Product Spotlight is going to be a regular little feature that focuses on a particular item from the Imaginisce line-up complete with gorgeous creations from our design team.

Today we are going to spotlight the Roly Rosies and Roly Posies from the Gotta Buy Basics range.

Roly Rosies - Warm Colours
Fabric Roly Rosies - Denim

These flowers are magical! What begins as a flat spiral instantly becomes a textured, gorgeous, 3D flower. Simply by using the Imaginisce Petal Roller, start rolling the outside of the spiral and keep going! Ready to dress up your next project?

And speaking of dressed up projects, just look at the amazing cards our design team members have created using the Roly Flowers.

Imaginisce Products Used:
Roly Rosies - Warm Colours,
Roly Rosies - Cool Colours,
Roly Rosies - Neutrals
i-bond and mini clear sticks glue

Other Products Used:
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper 'Love-alicious'
Cartride: Wild Card
Ink: Momento in Dark Cocoa
American Crafts: Kraft card
Random Tag from Courtney's stash

  Imaginisce Products Used:
Happy Camper 'Gone Fishing' Patterned Paper
Happy Harvest 'Dancing Leaves' Patterned Paper
Roly Rosies Warm Colours
Roly Rosies Cool Colours
i-rock and Hot Rock compact in pink, black and clear
d-stress tool

Other Products Used:
My Pink Stamper Fancy Phrases
American Crafts Kraft Card
Kris Swain Crinkled Ribbon in Dusty Rose
Ink: Momento in Dark Cocoa

Imaginisce Products Used:
Happy Harvest 'Dancing Leaves' Patterned Paper
Roly Rosies: Warm Colours
Roly Rosies: Cool Colours
Leaves: Fall Friends Icon Die Cuts
d-stress tool
i-bond tool

Other Products Used:
My Pink Stamper: Happiest Moments
Ink: Momento in Dark Cocoa
Ribbon from Courtney's friend June :)
American Crafts Kraft card
Paper Tray Ink Card stock

Erin Bassett
Imaginisce Products Used:
Happy Camper: Don't Feed the Bears Patterned Paper
Roly Rosies: Warm Colours,
Berrylicious Bee - Snag Em' Stamp

Other Products Used:
Stampin' Up Cardstock,
Unity: Text Stamp
Tim Holtz Sticker,
Stazon Ink,
Alvin Prisma Coloured Pencils
Zig Pen

Frances Sylvia

Imaginisce Products Used:
Santa's Little Helper 'Cinnamon Snowflake' Patterned Paper
Roly Rosies Cool Colours,
Cottage Christmas Crystal Snowflakes

Other Products Used:
Paper Studio and Bazzill Cardstock,
Doodle Bug Bling

Well we can't have a product spotlight without giving one of our readers the opportunity to snag their very own bundle of Roly Flowers and a Petal Roller Tool.
Leave a comment on today's post telling us what you thought of our very first product spotlight and what you would like to see in the spotlight for future posts.

Winner will be announced at the end of the week.

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i-space with Court's Crafts

This is Courtney Lee and I am here to show you my scrappy space - which is my whole house! I have mentioned before that I live in 450 square feet and a lot of you were wondering how I do it and where I store all of my scrappy stuff! So, this is for you! :) 

Yes, that is Casablanca on the tv. I always put movies on in the background to inspire me while I'm crafting. Spoon is sitting on the chair next to the one I sit. Under the TV there is the white sideboard. The left side of that is where I hide my die cutting machines, laminator, and paper cutters.

I also have a drawer in the white cupboard behind the couch.

This is what it looks like when I craft. ... when it's clean... 

Almost all of my paper and embellishments are stored under the bed in boxes. 

This is what it looks like. It's on both sides. 

Filled to the brim with yummy My Mind's Eye collections! 

All of my solid cardstock which needs some serious replenishing. 

Spoon trying to help me take pictures.

I have them in bins my manufacturer. 

The flip side of the bed is all Imaginisce. 

Love my Imaginisce goodies! 

New lines - yummy!

Cricut carts!

This is where I can throw anything I want and close the drawer. 

More cartridges get stacked on top of the Cuttlebug folders in the drawer. 

My stickers and other patterned paper.

My scrap'n tote. This thing saves me. It turns so I just leave it on the floor and turn it around for all my needs!

Always have to have my tools nearby!

Love my i-rock gems! The compacts are three deep. 

 Where I store my Cricut - in front of my Cake and then the Gypsy gets moved to the bottom with the YourStory and my paper cutters.

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Monthly Challenge and July Winner!

Another month has passed us by and here we find ourselves at the start of August, soon the kids will be back at school, football season will be starting again and the weather will begin to change. 
Well we all know what a new month means... we get to introduce our next challenge and for this month's challenge we have a special treat. However, before we let you in on our little secret we have to announce the winner for July.

Misty Willis

We were absolutely in awe of Misty's beautiful monochromatic layout and we loved how she used the black and white photo as a total contrast to the vibrancy of the pink. We're sure you will all agree Misty is a deserving winner.
Misty could you please email us at with your details and your selection of two full collections of your choice. (Sorry the i-top is out of stock until October)

New Monthly Challenge!

We are delighted to announce that Becky Fleck has created a special PageMaps sketch just for Imaginisce... yes, we feel priviledged. Our design team were excited to use Becky's sketch and we know you will be too.

So this month's challenge is easy, simply create a layout using Becky's sketch and atleast 75% of Imaginisce products. Upload your sketch into the Link at the bottom of this post before August 25 and you will be in the running to win two full collections of your choice!
And now we have some wonderful inspiration from some of our design team!

Mmmmmm, are you wondering what collection Shemaine has used, well this is our newest addition to the Imaginisce line-up 'Geek is Chic' which is hitting stores this month so keep a look out.

Rhonda has created this amazingly fun layout using the Animal Crackers collection.

Kim has used the Autumn collection Happy Harvest to design this wonderful layout and isn't that huge puppy just adorable?

Awww, isn't this sweetheart just adorable? Keely has used the 'Little Cutie' collection for her darling layout.

Another Little Cute layout, and isn't Marielle's little man just the most darling?

Our final layout using Little Cutie, however Michelle has cleverly taken a baby collection and used it for non-baby layout.
We're certain our design team have created some fabulous inspiration for you to get started with your entry into this month's challenge. Don't forget you have until August 25 to have your entry uploaded into the link below. Good luck!

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